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Former Liverpool, West Ham defender Rigobert Song out of coma

Rigobert Song's condition has improved after he suffered a stroke on Sunday.

The 40-year-old Cameroon great was rushed to hospital in Yaounde having been struck down by a brain aneurysm, and was believed to be fighting for his life.

However, more recent reports indicate that the former Liverpool and West Ham United defender is now out of a coma and will be moved to France to receive more specialised care.

Chad national team coach Song, who is the uncle of of ex-Arsenal, West Ham and Barcelona midfielder Alex, also played for French club Metz, Italy's Salernitana, Germany's FC Koln, and Turkish pair Galatasaray and Trabzonspor during his career.

He has been the subject of plenty of support from the wider football community as you can see below:

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